Discover Dagoretti

Dagoretti is a slum area in Kenya's capital of Nairobi and is home to hundreds of vulnerable children. Many of these children live in abusive homes, live on the streets, or have dropped out of school to support their families. For over 15 years, Amref Health Africa has run the Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Center where children are helped to rejoin the Kenyan school system, begin vocational training if they're old enough, and receive food, health care, counseling, and an introduction to the arts, music, sports and theater to help them regain their confidence and self-esteem. 


Meet some of the children who come to the center and learn how the center has helped them thrive in their very own words.

Victor - Musician

Sophia - Actor

Rose - Artist

Henry - Soccer Player

Michelle - Chef